The Beacon Accelerator will be located within Palm Beach County in Jupiter, FL. The site lies within 500 feet of the Florida Turnpike and junction access to Interstate Highway US-95, within five miles of Jupiter’s CBD.
FLORIDA IS A BUSINESS-FRIENDLY STATE
12,000+ Miles of highway
3,000 miles of freight rail track
15 Deepwater Seaports
20 Commercial Airports
4th largest US economy
17th largest global economy
No personal income tax
If Florida were a country it would have the 17th largest economy ($1 Trillion in GDP) exceeding Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, and the Netherlands.
It is home to the nation’s 2nd largest medical device manufacturing industry, 2nd largest pharmaceuticals manufacturing industry, and 5th largest biotech R&D industry. Florida is home to more than 260 biotech companies and world-renowned R&D institutes specializing in therapeutics, diagnostics, industrial/ag-biotech, and other areas. Florida has the science, talent, and support structure biotechs need to succeed. Florida is ranked 2nd among states for FDA registered medical device manufacturing facilities. Nearly 19,000 Floridians work in this industry, with a majority of companies located along the I-4 Corridor in Central Florida, the Jacksonville area, and in South Florida. Florida’s 220+ pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing companies specialize in the development and manufacture of novel treatments, generics, nutraceuticals, and OTC drugs. They employ nearly 4,500 researchers, engineers, technicians, and workers. Florida has one of the most sophisticated health care systems in the country. Its hospitals and 726,000+ healthcare workers engage in a broad range of research and clinical trials, with strength in Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and more.
JUPITER: FLORIDA a LIFE SCIENCES HUB
Jupiter is located approximately 90 miles from Miami, FL, and 160 miles from Orlando, FL. A coastal community that celebrates its history and heritage, Jupiter maintains a small-town feel and sense of community that is unique in South Florida. Life Sciences companies and research institutions such Max Planck Institute and Scripps Institute, Biotest Pharmaceuticals, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, JFKmedical center, Jupiter Medical Center, CSL Plasma, Dyadic, GE Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson/Deputy, Modernizing Medicine, Sancilio, TherapeuticsMD, Zimmer-Biomet call the Jupiter Cluster home. The Beacon Accelerator will be a great addition and an important component of the growing South Florida Life Science Ecosystem that began with Governor Bush's effort to build a South Florida Life Science Hub, amongst others also home to the Florida Atlantic University’s John D. Macarthur Campus, JFK Hospital and Jupiter Medical.